Vol 2, No 1 (2017)

Toward a better patient experience

From the Editor

Small changes, big impact

Tammy McCausland

The Journal of Health Design has entered its second year of publication. Small changes in primary care can have a big impact. Read our papers in this issue and learn about new developments.


Precision medicine may may more effectively address the individual health-span gamble  compared to the existing population-based, “one-shoe-fits-all” approach. It may also lead to a patient-centric approach to health care.   

The Journal of Health Design has introduced "Insights", a new series of papers that aim to engage clinicians, researchers and designers in critical thinking.


This brief review explores the research question: Do dog owners have increased levels of physical activity and improved weight loss outcomes compared to non-dog owners?